Wondering where to start when it comes to Thanksgiving decorations? If you’re hosting the big Thanksgiving lunch or dinner this year, then you’ll need to start thinking about how you want to decorate your home – after you plan out the meal, of course! Preparing a festive Thanksgiving home is almost as important as the food itself. You want your guests to feel warm, welcome, and blessed to be a part of your celebration. A great way to encourage a joyful spirit in the home is by decorating with thoughtful Thanksgiving motifs.
We’ve created a list of essential Thanksgiving decorations that will give you a good foundation for decorating your home this November. Remember, Thanksgiving decorating colors include: orange, green, red, yellow, and brown – all darker than usual, just like fall leaves!
Everyone needs a Thanksgiving centerpiece to decorate the dining table for Thanksgiving lunch! Your centerpiece should be big enough to warrant attention, yet not overbearing or distracting from the food! Make sure it’s low enough that guests can see across the table.
Why not update your tablecloth for the Thanksgiving holiday?
3. Table Runner
If you’d rather go with something easy, try a Thanksgiving table runner to highlight all the delicious food you’ll serve on the big Thursday!
4. Place Cards
Assign each guest a place to sit by using Thanksgiving place cards. You can DIY your place cards or purchase some beautifully crafted premade ones!
Every home deserves at least one set of Thanksgiving dinner plates.
6. Serving Platters
Serving platters can add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving tablescape.
7. Napkins & Napkin Rings
Thanksgiving napkins with fall motifs can give your table some charm!
Hang a Thanksgiving wreath on your front door to welcome guests into your home.
You have to have at least one Thanksgiving turkey decoration in your home!
A cornucopia will remind everyone to be thankful for the abundance of food you have!
Pumpkins are a popular fall decoration and they work perfectly for Thanksgiving, too! You don’t have to go for a bright orange one, either. There are plenty of neutral colored pumpkins that help you decorate for the holiday in a subtle way!
Don’t forget to add a pretty Thanksgiving garland or banner to your fireplace or mantel! Garlands can also be wrapped around your staircase banister.
Thanksgiving pillows are a quick and easy way to decorate for the November holiday. They will transform your sofa in no time!
14. Wall Decor
Pick up some wall art, signs and other Thanksgiving wall decor to give your guests something to look at on the wall.
15. Welcome Mat
Find a quirky Thanksgiving welcome mat that will make your guests smile as they approach your front door.
16. Area Rug
Transform your room with a Thanksgiving area rug.
17. Fall Candle
Fill the air with a fall-scented candle that smells of cranberry, pumpkin pie, or cinnamon aromas. (Cranberry candle, Pumpkin pie scented candle)
Those are our essential Thanksgiving decorations recommendations! What do you consider essential to your own Thanksgiving decorating?
More Thanksgiving Decor Ideas
We have so many awesome Thanksgiving decorating ideas to share with you! Don’t miss them here:
- Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas
- DIY Thanksgiving Decor
- DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces
- Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas
- Thanksgiving Tablescapes
We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving this fall!